“Nothing To It.” Leica M Typ240. 35mm Summicron.
Man, these kids out here. One or two are pretty nice, but by-in-large, it’s about looking angry. Which is more tiring than anything else. 5 times removed from any generation where anger mattered. It’s like a cartoon drawing of a poster of a movie about a guy. You can’t really play the rebel with throngs of people surrounding you in admiration. Remember when Justin Bieber came out to skate here? Took his shirt off when he landed the flip. Whatever, it’s fun to be mad as hell at that age. I get it. It’s just you can’t out-do what’s been done so well when the winds of change really were at our backs. Long time ago.
This kid was hurling expletives loud over the crowd noise every time he didn’t land his line. Took him about 15 tries to get it. Some guy was filming him and when he finally got it, folks cheered. He lifted his shirt up, too, shook his head and then broke his board with his foot.
I tried to let him know I had the shot. And truth is, I knew without looking at it that I had it. Because I’d been sitting in that spot for a few minutes already just waiting for someone to fill in the space. When I tried.. he looked the other way and left the park.
Maybe I shoulda taken my shirt off and broken my camera.